Ángel Di María’s four major goals in finals for Argentina

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The man known as spaghetti, due to his lanky frame, has been clutch for Argentina during his national team career. Here are 4 key goals Ángel Di María has scored for Argentina, all ending in major tournament victories.

Ángel Di María is an unsung hero, a player who at one point was hated by Argentina fans and seen as part of a team that failed to win three consecutive finals. The native of Rosario started his career at Rosario Central before his move to Benfica and then an unexpected big move to Real Madrid.

At Real Madrid, the scrawny but quick and skilful winger showcased his talent for four seasons before he managed to move to Manchester United. Ángel Di María later returned to PSG and won 18 championships with the French giants.

Now at Juventus, Ángel Di María can smile and look back on his career with great fondness. On the national side, Ángel Di María scored 28 times for Argentina in 129 games, winning three major championships with his friend Lionel Messi. Here are the four goals Ángel Di María scored to lift Argentina to the promised land.

2008 Olympic Final

In the “first” major championship Lionel Messi won with the Argentine national team, Di Maria came up huge and the U-23 Argentine national team defeated Nigeria 1-0 for the country’s second consecutive Gold Medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

2021 Copa America Final

Lionel Messi finally got the monkey off his back and won his first major full senior national team title thanks to a goal by his friend Ángel Di María to give Argentina a unlikely 1-0 victory over Brazil at the famed Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

2022 Finalissima

Di María would score the second in a 3-0 rout of Argentina over Italy, the match pitted the best team of South America (Copa America winners) against the European champions Italy. It was a lopsided affair, as Italy were deflated after missing the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

2022 World Cup Final

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